Accreditation usually refers to established regional accrediting organizations associated with conventional colleges and universities. Criteria for regional accreditation were established long before the concept of distance-learning education, and therefore accreditation for distance learning varies considerably. Our priority is to offer high-quality education in the field of natural medicine that is relevant, affordable, and biblically approved. Our objective is to apply for and seek the appropriate distance-learning accreditation that honors our unique mission and standards.
The International Institute of Original Medicine is accredited by the American Naturopathic Medical Accreditation Board (ANMAB), and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), the two major accreditation boards for natural health distance-learning schools in the United States. As an ANMAB and/or AADP accredited school, IIOM doctoral candidates are equipped and qualified to become Board Certified by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board (ANMCB) and American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), respectively.
The American Naturopathic Medical Accreditation Board (ANMAB), formerly ANMCAB, was founded in 1978, and incorporated in Washington, D.C., This prestigious organization has recognized and met the need to promote and regulate naturopathic traditional and non-traditional education over a period of thirty-one years. Through the process of review ANMAB adopted criteria and procedures for evaluating institutions and its programs. This system of review has worked for determining the qualities of sound educational programs, and ethical business practices, in all areas of natural health care. The organization’s Committee on Accreditation oversees all evaluations conducted by the investigative team, and grants final approval. ANMAB’s website is at www.anmab.org.
The American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board (ANMCB) is a non-profit worldwide organization registered in Washington, DC, that administers certification for natural health care professionals. The mission of the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board has been, first and foremost, protection of the health and welfare of the public. ANMCB’s website is www.anmcb.org.
The American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certification and Accreditation Board provides full board professional accreditation and certification to both institutes of higher education and professional practitioners. The AADP website is www.aadp.net.